Virtual Reality Helps Japan's Elderly Travel The World

A team at the University of Tokyo is helping the elderly of Japan travel through virtual reality, taking them everywhere from the canals of Venice to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

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  • Virtual reality helps Japan's elderly travel the world
    (CNN) — Traveling from the canals of Venice to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, a group of elderly people in Japan is seeing the world -- without even leaving their seats. It's all thanks to ...
    07/15/2019 - 3:28 pm | View Link
  • Confronting phobias in virtual reality can treat fear of heights, study finds
    Confronting fears in virtual reality could be the future of therapy after a trial by Oxford academics found nearly three out of four patients with a serious phobia of heights could overcome it. In the ...
    07/11/2018 - 12:01 pm | View Link
  • Japan faces its old age with robots and virtual reality
    Toshima is a therapist in Tokyo, and he’s spent most of his savings to travel the world, so that he can bring far-off lands back to his elderly patients ... Will these two technologies make a dent in ...
    02/4/2018 - 9:02 pm | View Link
  • The $2500 holographic 'girlfriend' that can double as a virtual PA (and even send 'I miss you' messages when you're away)
    Amazon may be the voice of virtual assistants, but Japan’s new Gatebox is hoping to give them a face and body. The firm has begun taking preorders for Aizuma Hikari, a tiny holographic anime girl that ...
    12/19/2016 - 9:01 am | View Link
  • Virtual reality porn event Adult VR Fest 01 postponed due to overcrowding
    But fans of virtual reality porn, which re-enacts sex and other acts using a blend of simulation headsets, male-friendly sex toys and other gadgets, were left disappointed as the event was shut down ...
    07/4/2016 - 1:49 am | View Link
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